Black mold The story behind it Science 

Black mold: The story behind it

Frequently associated with poor indoor air quality and water damage, Stachybotrys or black mold, is one of the most infamous forms of fungus that can be found in our homes or workplace. Although commonly referred to as a “toxic mold”, the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dismisses that terminology as a major misconception. A high profile... Read More
too much salt Science 

Salt, the natural additive we tend to overconsume

The most commonly consumed rock in the world features in every single person’s daily diet and can have a fairly important impact on our health. Whether or not you realise it, salt figures in almost every single product we consume in some amount, and although not as dangerous as sugar or fats, overconsumption of it has been linked to a... Read More
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Reducing your sugar consumption is easier than you’d think

Diabetes. Tooth decay. Triglycerides. Heart disease. Stroke. Weakened immune system. Any guesses as what the common link is? Sugar. For decades now, sugar levels in our foods have steadily increased, leading to a multitude of unwanted health problems. Our overconsumption of sugar has led many to consider cutting their overall intake, a task that is easier said than done considering... Read More
Gluten Free Diets A Tale of Two Sides Science 

Gluten Free Diets: A Tale of Two Sides

Gluten free products have flooded the market after it was revealed that a relatively large proportion of the population had some sort of allergy to gluten, a common protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Although present in just those grains, their use is so widespread that your condiments and ice cream may have traces of gluten in them. For... Read More
overpopulation Science 

Human Overpopulation, a dystopian future that isn’t entirely unrealistic

You may have heard it said that there are more people alive now than have ever existed previously on Earth. Although that may seem like a tall tale, our booming population has brought about several issues including resource shortages, increased industrialization and various pressures on environmental sectors. Whilst human overpopulation seems like it might be a problem that has been... Read More
plastic bottles, chemicals bpa News Science 

Chemical found in plastic water bottles and food preparation linked to several health risks

Plastic bottles have been at the forefront of testing and quality control ever since it became known that certain containers had a tendency to leach chemicals into the water it was holding. Over the years several leading universities, including the University of Cincinnati (2008 ) and Harvard (2009) have published studies linking the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic... Read More

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